HOUSTON (Dec. 14, 2021) — A settlement agreement has been reached wherein USA Gymnastics (“USAG”) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”) have agreed to a global monetary settlement of $380,000,000. This announcement represents years of negotiations to resolve the lawsuits brought against USAG by survivors abused by volunteer-physician Lawrence Nassar.
Notably, USAG and the USOPC have agreed to significant non-monetary settlement terms, which include board seats designated to survivors and the implementation and enhancement of Safe Sport related policies to protect athletes in the future. The USOPC has committed to provide $5,000,000 to implement the non-monetary reforms to USAG and the USOPC.
Houston attorney Mo Aziz a partner at the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner who represents 22 survivors, including former national team gymnasts, said: “I am proud to represent these brave women and very pleased that, in addition to the monetary compensation, significant non-monetary reforms are being implemented to protect future athletes.”